As part of the FTC's Spring 2014 Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues, an event to consider data brokers' practice of offering companies scores to predict trends and the behavior of their customers.
As part of the FTC's Spring 2014 Seminar Series on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues, an event to consider the practice of retailers and other businesses to track consumers' movements throughout and around retail stores and other attractions using technologies that identify signals emitted by their mobile devices.
Workshop to explore the consumer protection ramifications of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, often called "native advertising" or "sponsored content"
Workshop to explore the privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of consumer devices, including cars, appliances, and medical devices
A public workshop to consider possible updates to the FTC's Care Labeling Rule for apparel and other products
A public roundtable to consider possible changes to the FTC's Jewelry Guides
Joint FTC-CFPB roundtable to examine the flow of consumer data throughout the debt collection process
A public forum to address malware, viruses and similar threats facing users of smartphones and other mobile technologies
National forum to explore how ID theft affects older Americans, including discussions of medical identity theft, tax- and government benefits-related ID theft, and the special issues facing consumers who live in assisted living or nursing homes
A national roundtable to examine mobile cramming, unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone bills
Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule: A Staff Report on Recommendations to the Commission On Proposed AmendmentsApril 28, 2013
A staff report on proposed amendments to the Mail Order Rule
Undercover mystery shopper survey follow-up to September 2000 Report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries"
An FTC staff report today highlighting key issues facing consumers and companies as they adopt mobile payment services
Report analyzing consumer complaints received by the FTC in 2012, including a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints and complaint data by state and metropolitan area
FTC study of the U.S. credit reporting industry
FTC staff report recommending ways that key players in the mobile marketplace, including mobile platforms, developers, advertising networks, analytics companies, and trade associations, can better inform consumers about their data practices.
The first empirical study of debt buyers, companies in the business of buying consumer debts and trying to collect on them
Results of a comprehensive study of food and beverage industry marketing expenditures and activities directed to children and teens
A follow-up report by FTC staff outlining the results of a 2012 survey about disclosures in mobile apps for children; discussing the operation of in-app interactive features; and urging industry to take steps so that parents have easier access to the information they need to determine what data is being collected from their children, how it's being shared, and who will have access to it
An FTC workshop to explore the consumer privacy implications of comprehensive online data collection